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South Africa 🇿🇦​ Drakensberg Moutains & Safaris

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Federica

Guided trip
Explore the majestic scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains by embarking on moderate hikes in various sectors of the mountain! The Drakensberg rises to more than 11,400 feet (3,475 metres) and extends roughly northeast to southwest for 700 miles (1,125 km) parallel to the southeastern coast of South Africa. Rock and cave art several thousands of years old has been found in the range. In 2000 uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Drakensberg is part of the Great Escarpment and separates the extensive high plateaus of the South African interior from the lower lands along the coast. From its northeastern termination in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, the range extends through Lesotho to Eastern Cape province. The range separates Mpumalanga and Free State provinces and Lesotho on the plateau from lower-lying Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal province near the coast. The Drakensberg is the main watershed of South Africa and is the source of the Orange River. Get to know the Zulu culture by visiting a village, learn about bushman rock paintings and visit the Sani pass along with the highest pub in Africa. Then relax in a private luxury game reserve. A perfect experience not to be missed for those who want to mix a little bit of adventure, hikes, safaris and culture. Included in the price: - most meals - all the activities fees - a professional guide - transport fees - budget type accommodation I am an Italian/Venezuelan living in South Africa for the past 10 years! My main job is to guide tourist around South Africa but also in the neighboring countries. I can run my tours in Spanish, English, Italian and French, so communicating with foreigners is not a problem. My passions in life are food and traveling! See you soon!
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Hey! I am an Italian/Venezuelan living in South Africa for the past 10 years! My main job is to guide tourist around South Africa but also in the neighboring countries. I can run my tours in Spanish, English, Italian and French, so communicating with foreigners is not a problem. My passions in life are food and traveling!
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WHAT’S INCLUDED
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10 days trip
Johannesburg, Sentinel & 8 more
Transportation
Car, Trekking
Trip Itinerary
Map
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Day 1-2

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Johannesburg

Day 1-2

Welcome to Johannesburg! Today you will be received by your guide who will also show you the most amazing corners of the biggest city in Africa which is also known as the city of gold. One of our first stops will be vibrant suburb of Maboneng, a seSotho word meaning “place of light”. This magical u...

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Day 2

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Sentinel

Day 2

Today we leave after breakfast and head towards the first stop in the Drakensberg Mountains, the Sentinel Peak. The Sentinel Peak is one of the icons of the northern section of the Drakensberg, with a height of 3,166m. It stands guard at the western end of the famous mountain formation called the A...

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Day 2-3

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Sentinel

Day 2-3

After breakfasts, we will depart for the whole day in one of the best hikes of the country: the ascension to the Amphitheater where the second highest waterfall, the Tugela, is born. We take a car up to Sentinel Car Park and simply follow the well-worn path, up to the right of the witches, toward S...

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Day 3-4

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Royal Natal National Park

Day 3-4

Today we'll continue our Drakensberg adventure by heading to the Royal Natal National Park. The park has some of the best mountain scenery in Africa. The main feature is the world famous Amphitheater, a rock wall approximately 5km in length, and 500m high. Before arriving to our accommodation we wi...

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Day 4-5

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Royal Natal National Park

Day 4-5

On this day we wake up early, have our breakfast and make our picnic lunch. We will embark the whole day on our gorge walk, the most picturesque walk inside the Royal Natal National Park. A 14km round trip hike, in a very easy terrain, in order to admire the whole Amphitheater from it's base. The p...

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Day 5-6

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Giants Castle Resort

Day 5-6

We'll leave the Northern area of the Drakensberg Mountains and head toward the central area, to the lovely Giant's Castle Nature Reserve, home of the eland and the majestic bearded vulture. Giant's Castle Camp is situated on a gassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the H...

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Day 6-7

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Underberg

Day 6-7

Today we will head towards the little town of Underberg, the gateway for the famous Sani Pass. Our accommodation for two nights will be in a little horse farm just outside of town. After our lunch, you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Either do a small hike in the area with your guide, or book a horse ride experience with the farm at your own expense.

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Day 7-8

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Sani Pass

Day 7-8

Today we will embark on a full day epic adventure to discover the famous Sani Pass. It is literally the mother of all South African mountain passes. Statistically and in every sense, it out distances, out climbs, and out performs all it's competitors with consummate ease to have become the most ico...

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Day 8-10

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Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve

Day 8-10

We'll leave the Drakensberg Mountains and head towards our final stop of the tour, the Nambiti Game Reserve, where we will be spending two nights. The reserve is set in KwaZulu-Natal on 23 000 magnificent acres near the town of Ladysmith. This reserve boasts the attractions of the Big Five, the onl...

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Day 10

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Johannesburg

Day 10

Wake up early in the morning for a last morning game drive in the Nambiti Game Reserve. Then we will have our breakfast and head towards the city of Johannesburg. Lunch will be along the way at your own expense. We expect to be back at the end of the day. Enjoy the last free time before heading to a restaurant in town for our last meal as a group. End the tour after dinner.

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